Spring 2020 Commencements at all Minnesota State system colleges and universities, including Lake Superior College, have been canceled in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Per the March 17, 2020 memo sent by Minnesota State Interim Vice Chancellor Bill Maki, posted on www.lsc.edu/coronavirus, all gatherings of more than 10 people are canceled through Spring Semester 2020 which includes LSC’s Commencement, the Nursing Pinning Ceremony, and all other celebrations that would include more than 10 people. We understand this is disappointing news for those of you who have earned the opportunity to participate in Commencement, and we’re deeply disappointed too. It is always an honor to share that moment with you and join you in celebrating your well-earned accomplishment. For that reason, LSC is inviting everyone who would be eligible to participate in Commencement in the Spring of 2020 to join us at the ceremony in the Spring of 2021.

In the meantime, we will send degrees/diplomas in the mail this summer as usual and encourage you to post a picture of yourself with your degree/diploma and tag LSC on our official social media Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and/or use the hashtag #LSCgrad2020 so that we can virtually celebrate with you. Thank you for your understanding and, most importantly, congratulations on becoming a LSC alumni.

Join us in congratulating our Graduates! Lake Superior College holds commencement ceremonies every May after spring semester as a celebration of accomplishments for graduates and their family and friends.

Date & time

Monday, May 18, 2020

Nurses Pinning Ceremony
11:00 AM-Harbor Side Ballroom

Commencement Ceremony
2:00 PM-Symphony Hall


Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

Guest Information

  • Tickets are not required to attend the event.
  • There is a $5.00 fee to park at the DECC.
  • Guests are welcome to arrive at 1:15 PM. Doors will close at 1:50 for the duration of the processional.
  • Guests who arrive during the 2:00 PM graduate processional will be asked to wait in the lobby until the graduates are seated. Then guest seating may continue.
  • Commencement ceremony lasts approximately 2 hours
  • Nurses Pinning ceremony lasts approximately 1 hour
  • Flowers will be available to purchase in the lobby from the Lake Superior College Foundation.
  • Select LSC merchandise to include diploma frames will also be available for purchase from the LSC Store.
  • Beverages are available in the DECC lobby.

Graduate Information

  • There is no secure place to store valuables. Lock your valuables in your car or hand them off to guests and relatives.
  • Your diploma should arrive at the address you provided on your graduation application in 6-8 weeks.
  • Photography: Graduation photographs will be available through Lifetouch. Please fill out the back of your reader card (provided at commencement) to receive a complimentary proof by email from the photography studio. The proof will arrive 10–14 days after commencement.

Special Accomodations

If you or your guests have special accommodation needs, please contact Disability Services in advance.